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Glover locks in down stretch to prevail

Updated: June 23, 2009, 10:34 AM ET
Associated Press

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Lucas Glover steadied his hands for a 3-foot par putt on the 18th hole, an anticlimactic finish to five dreary days at a U.S. Open filled with more delays than drama.

The unlikely champion turned to soak up a beautiful sight beneath gathering clouds Monday at Bethpage Black.

"I just looked at the scoreboard to make sure this was really happening," Glover said.

Some 24,000 fans, speckled with mud from a long walk soiled, could surely relate.

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